Category Archives: BBG

BBG Launches “Behind-the-Scenes” Blog

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Notebook, a new blog, features an insider look at U.S. international broadcasting.  Notebook includes first-person interviews on current and historic events across the Broadcasting Board of Governors’ enterprise. “Drawing from historic and contemporary events, we want to showcase first-person accounts of interesting happenings across international Read more »

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Sub-Saharan African Television Heats Up – And Promises to be a Market Like No Other

Malians gather around an outdoor television set to watch the semifinal round of the Africa Cup of Nations, in Bamako, Mali, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)

By Paul Marszalek BBG Office of Strategy and Development While arguably nascent, there is considerable excitement and activity in the sub-Saharan TV market. But factors like demographics and business models will make this a market like no other… Just a few of the growing number Read more »

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BBG Reflects on World Radio Day

Buddhist monks, some of who escape from the security forces crack down, listen to radio news cast from a monastery in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 (AP)

Today is World Radio, and BBG would like to celebrate our radio broadcasters as they work to provide news and information to those who need it most. In 2012, our broadcasters produced thousands of hours of radio programming to 96 million people around the globe, Read more »

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BBG Gets FM Nod in Chad; New Reach in Bolivia, South Sudan, Serbia

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From the BBG Strategy Blog:  The BBG has been awarded a license for a 24/7 FM in Chad, and VOA adds new affiliates on FM in Bolivia, on radio and TV in South Sudan, and on cable in Serbia… BBG Obtains License for FM in Read more »

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BBG Opens Renovated Health and Wellness Center

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The BBG opened its renovated Health and Wellness Program on January 23, with a fitness center open house designed to encourage employees to start the New Year off with fresh commitments to fitness and health. New fitness equipment has been purchased and installed, including a Read more »

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BBG Gov. Ashe in Cambodia

BBG Gov. Victor Ashe meets with broadcasters in Cambodia

BBG Governor Victor Ashe met with broadcasters, human rights activists, U.S. officials and a jailed radio station chief during a recent visit to Cambodia. Ashe, who serves as Vice Chairman of the board of Radio Free Asia (RFA), spent two and a half fully-packed working Read more »

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BBG Journalists Cover Obama’s Second Inauguration

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Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States Jan. 21 and Broadcasting Board of Governors journalists were on hand to cover the day-long celebration for their audiences around the world. Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Alhurra Read more »

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IBB Director Lobo Joins DG5 in Condemning Censorship

IBB Director Richard Lobo, center, and VOA Director David Ensor, upper right, meet with international broadcasters in Berlin.

International Broadcasting Bureau Director Richard Lobo and Voice of America Director David Ensor met with their international broadcasting colleagues from six other nations recently in Berlin to discuss and promote information freedom. The session yielded a statement condemning nations that pursue censorship in violation of Read more »

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China Again Tightens Internet; No More Pseudonyms

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After a series of embarrassing scandals involving lower level party officials hit the web, the Chinese Communist Party tightened restrictions for bloggers requiring them to register with their real names… Just as it required users of microblogs to register with their real names earlier this Read more »

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BBG Product Strategy & Integration Ideas for 2013

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Marlene Wright is Manager of Product Strategy & Integration in BBG’s Office of Digital & Design Innovation. Here, she is interviewed about her plans for 2013.

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